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Only moral people need apply.
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From: Koraly E. Perez-Edgar <kxp24@psu.edu>
Date: Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 8:15 AM
Subject: [COGDEVSOC] Faculty Position in Moral Development at Penn State
To: cogdevsoc@lists.cogdevsoc.org


Please find below information regarding a new open position in moral
development at Penn State.  I am happy to answer any questions you may have.


The Department of Psychology in the College of the Liberal Arts at The
Pennsylvania State University (http://psych.la.psu.edu/) announces an open
rank, tenure line faculty position in developmental psychology to start in
Fall 2016. We seek a candidate with research focused on the dynamics of
moral development with a strong preference for candidates who take an
interdisciplinary approach with translational implications. Possible areas
of research include (but are not limited to) sociocognitive mechanisms of
moral development from childhood through adolescence, early social,
cognitive, or emotional precursors to moral behavior, the role of culture
and context in moral development, and social and educational processes that
support moral development. We seek a researcher interested in and committed
to participating in an inter-disciplinary community of scholars at Penn
State. The candidate will be part of the Child Study Center (CSC;
http://csc.psych.psu.edu), which is housed in the Department of Psychology
and functions as a university-wide translational research center,
supporting advances in developmental science aimed at promoting positive
educational, health, and mental health outcomes for children, adolescents,
and families. This position is part of a series of co-funded hires in
ethics designed to ensure that Penn State becomes a leader in
ethics-informed interdisciplinary research and the integration of ethical
literacy throughout the Penn State curriculum. This is one of twelve
tenure-track appointments funded by the University, through the Rock Ethics
Institute (rockethics.psu.edu), to augment the Penn State mission in this
important area. We are seeking candidates who will build on the Rock Ethics
Institute’s tradition of excellence in collaborative, interdisciplinary
ethics research and ethically informed decision support for significant
societal issues, as well as their success in integrating ethics into the
curriculum. We are looking for individuals who will be effective in working
on and leading interdisciplinary teams that embed ethical analysis into
research projects including decision support research, and who have
experience and interest in integrating ethics in undergraduate and graduate
curriculum. Faculty who are hired will be Affiliate Faculty in the Rock
Ethics Institute and will receive course releases designed to enhance
collaboration with faculty and students on existing ethics research and
curricular initiatives as well as building new initiatives and programs in
conjunction with the Institute’s mission. Candidates should submit a letter
of application, statements of research and teaching interests, a CV and
selected (p) reprints. Application materials should include a statement of
how the candidate’s work is relevant to the University and Rock vision and
how such a position is likely to augment their own work. Please arrange to
have three letters of recommendation sent electronically to
PsychApplications@psu.edu with the subject line of Moral Development.
Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015 and will continue until
the position is filled. For questions regarding the application process,
contact Mona Muzzio (rvm7@psu.edu). For questions regarding the position,
contact Koraly Perez-Edgar (kxp24@psu.edu).

Koraly Perez-Edgar
McCourtney Family Early Career Professor in Psychology
Associate Professor of Psychology
Child Study Center
270 Moore Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802

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